Emily Forestell, M Sc. Ed, BCBA Picture this, a devoted parent (maybe yourself?) is busy prepping lunches for their children’s school day. The children are playing in the next room, watching a video on the family tablet. The parent is almost done, with a minute or two to spare, and calls to the kids… Continue reading Getting Ahead of Selective Listening
By Shelley Mclean, M.Ed., BCBA “I’m counting to 3, and then you’re going to time-out . . .” How many times have you heard yourself say those words? If you are a parent, or if you work with children on a regular basis, you have probably uttered that phrase at least once. You may… Continue reading Understanding Time-out and Considering Alternatives
Self-Monitoring for Behaviour Change Melissa MacDonald, M.A., BCBA Do you have goals you’re trying to meet? Maybe you want to eat healthier, lose some weight, or clean up behind yourself. Self-monitoring can take you there. And it can be cool! Have you considered using a free app to help create or change a habit? Let’s… Continue reading There’s an App for That!
By: Marlene Breitenbach, M.S.Ed.,BCBA Twas the week before Christmas and all through the mall every creature was stirring, to wait for the call The stockings were hung by a chimney with care, in hopes that Mall Santa soon would be there. The children lined up from hither to yon and fiddled and twiddled, each minute… Continue reading Waiting for Santa
By: Paul M. McDonnell, Ph.D We’ve all heard about hygiene. I recall my mother using that term emphatically to describe what I was not doing as a kid. I recall the health lessons in school outlining the 7 basic steps needed for good hygiene. I think there were pictures of a toothbrush and shiny… Continue reading Good Behavioural Hygiene for Parents
By: Shelley McLean I’m embarrassed to admit that I haven’t always been the most environmentally-responsible person. I’ve typically recycled refundable cans and bottles, but that was about it. Recently things have changed. With a budding environmentalist in the family, and a new threat from our municipality to stop picking up the trash if it… Continue reading Commotion in the Lunch Room
By Emily Forestell I have recently had the pleasure of helping out some of my amazing friends in problem solving some of their children’s challenging behaviour. As a behaviour analyst, this is kind of fun for me. These are not children with learning challenges or Autism (the population I am used to working with). They’re… Continue reading The Bedtime Evader